Laser Congress

03 October 2021 – 07 October 2021
Optica Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 04:00)

Attendees at the Laser Congress

An All-Virtual Format

The 2021 Laser Congress will proceed in an all-virtual, web-conference format. The congress, comprised of two topical meetings, offers a comprehensive view of the latest technological advances in solid state lasers as well as the applications of laser technologies for industrial products and markets.

The virtual format impacts how presentations are delivered, not what is presented. The breadth and depth of technical content remain intact — supplemented by special networking events and a virtual exhibit.

Information on the Virtual Presentation

  1. The virtual meeting will be presented on the Zoom web-conferencing platform. The meeting schedule will be based on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).
  2. Technical sessions will be scheduled at times convenient across multiple time zones to facilitate greater participation from an international audience. Technical sessions will be recorded and published typically within 24 hours of presentation.
  3. Speakers will be given three presentation options: Live only with Q&A; pre-recorded with live Q&A; or pre-recorded only.
  4. Participants will have the option to view technical sessions live as they are presented or view archived recordings on-demand.

Registration Access

All individuals registering in the "Virtual Registrant" category will receive access to the following benefits:

  • Live, online participation in all virtual technical sessions (including joint plenary sessions and joint poster sessions) and special events
  • On-demand viewing of recorded technical sessions (published within 24 hours of presentation and for a minimum of 60 days after the congress concludes)
  • On-demand viewing of recorded poster presentations in the ePoster Gallery
  • Product information from and interaction with exhibitors in the Virtual Exhibit
  • Real-time networking with speakers, exhibitors and attendees using chat features embedded throughout the congress website
  • Ability to download papers individually or in a .zip file by topical meeting. (.zip files are available for 60 days after the congress concludes.)
  • Perpetual access to papers and supplemental videos in the Optica Publishing Group platform. There may be a gap in access to videos after the 60-day date and before they are added to the platform.

All individuals registering in the "Events + Exhibits Pass" category will receive access to the following benefits:

  • Live, online participation in the joint plenary sessions and special events
  • On-demand viewing of the recorded plenary sessions (published within 24 hours of presentation and for a minimum of 60 days after the congress concludes)
  • Product information from and interaction with exhibitors in the Virtual Exhibit
  • Real-time networking with exhibitors and attendees using chat features embedded throughout the congress website

Future Dates

Laser Congress and Exhibition
23 – 27 October 2022
Prague Congress Centre
Prague, Czechia

Hybrid Format — In-Person and Virtual Components